The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah says Ghana’s democracy is at risk if the Ghana Police Service is on the side of one political party.

He disclosed this at the NDC’s Headquarters after the release of the Parliamentary Candidate (PC) for the Awutu Senya East, Phyllis Naa Koryoo Okunnor by the Cantonment Police in Accra.

The NDC PC was detained by the Cantonment Police to assist in investigation over gun ownership.

Addressing the gathering, the NDC’s National Chairman bemoaned why the Police should say they are listening to orders from above in order to release madam Naa Koryoo.

According to him, the Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is the Chairman of the Police Council, “so if the Chairman of the Police Council is in contest with us in an election and the police decide to be on the side of their chairman then this democracy is at risk.

“Ladies and gentlemen, let a strong warning be sent to Hawah Komson that she is not above the laws of this country. And for the time being, she is enjoying the protection of some people she should know that the time for accountability is fast approaching,” Mr. Nketiah stated.

He warned the New Patriotic Party parliamentary candidate of the Awutu Senya East, Hawah Komson that she should know that the day of accountability is fast approaching

Earlier, the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama condemned the arrest and detention of the Parliamentary candidate for the Awutu Senya East, Phyllis Naa Koryoo Okunnor.

The former President in a social media post stated that the Inspector General of Police and police service must allow themselves to be used by the government.

“There is no justification for the decision by the Inspector General of Police George Dampare, on the orders of the National Security Advisor, Albert Kan Dapaah, to detain a Parliamentary Candidate for the Awutu Senya East Constituency in Police custody.

“This action, taken on the instructions of the National Security Secretariat, will needlessly raise the political temperature in the country and spark avoidable tension.

“The Police Service and the IGP must not allow themselves to be used to hang the peace and stability of our nation months before crucial national elections.”

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM